#RapidTest Initiative Serves 4,500 Underprivileged Families – Thank you!

As we continue to face the COVID-19 pandemic, we are immensely grateful for the unwavering support from each one of you who has sponsored or donated Rapid Antigen Tests (RATs) to assist underprivileged women and their families. Over the past few months, in collaboration with our school and community partners, TWF has served over 4,500 underprivileged families with 45,000 RATs during these difficult times.

Our 41 school and NGO distribution partners represent a broad cross-section of the rich diversity in Hong Kong and the many groups of marginalised women and families that were particularly vulnerable over this period, including ethnic minorities, those with disabilities, single parents, the elderly, students, and many of our underprivileged programme participants.

This impact would not have been possible without the generosity of so many organisations and individuals in the community. A heartfelt thank you to the following organisations: Australian Consulate-General Hong Kong, Bloomberg, Gaw Capital, HKEX Foundation, Hang Seng Bank, Hysan, Iron Mountain, KCW and Associates, OT&P Healthcare, PCCW, Schroder Investment Management and Visa.

Also, our sincere gratitude to our individual donors: Mary McHale, Lily Xiong, Vicky Zou and the many other generous individuals who contributed.

With your help, we have been able to make immediate positive change in the lives of underprivileged women and their families. Here is a small snapshot of the impact this initiative had:

I am writing to express my sincere gratitude to The Women's Foundation for the support of the rapid antigen tests to my family. The initiative definitely lightened our financial burden and reduced the stress of having [a] shortage....The generosity given by society and our school inspired me to help others when I grow up. Thank you very much. - Student

Thank you, The Women’s Foundation, for timely helping and supporting the community during this challenging COVID wave. Your donation is significant to families with financial need, especially for parents who just lost their jobs or those with drastic drop in their income... Your kindness has shown us there is love and care in our community. - CNEC Christian College

… [Thank you for] the generous donation and the support to vulnerable communities from The Women’s Foundation are admirable. Your kindness has not only helped those in need, but also been a role model for other organisations about how we can take social responsibility... We would like to express our heartfelt appreciation to you... - Tin Shui Wai Women’s Association

Let’s continue to focus on the needs of our most vulnerable while we work together to create a gender equal and inclusive city for all.

Get in touch at Fiona.Nott@twfhk.org.


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The Women's Foundation